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334. Pedicularis tricolor Handel-Mazzetti, Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Anz. 59: 250. 1922.

三色马先蒿 san se ma xian hao

Herbs annual, less than 5 cm tall. Stems 1 to several, unbranched, central stem erect, outer stems procumbent, longer, glabrous. Basal leaves numerous; petiole 1.5--4 cm; leaf blade lanceolate, 2.5--4.5 cm X 7--12 mm, glabrous, abaxially sparsely white scurfy, pinnatipartite; segments 11--14 pairs, lanceolate, incised-dentate. Stem leaves usually 2, opposite. Inflorescences racemose, to 15-flowered; bracts leaflike. Pedicel 2--8 mm, glabrous. Calyx tube ovate, 0.8--1.2 cm, to 4/5 cleft anteriorly, densely long white pubescent; lobes 3, equal, leaflike. Corolla yellow, with red galea, and white margin on lower lip; tube 3.5--5 cm, pubescent basally; galea and beak circular, ± crested, 1.5--1.7 cm; lower lip ca. 1.7 X 3 cm, glabrous, middle lobe emarginate, lateral lobes rounded or emarginate. Filaments pubescent. Fl. Aug--Sep, fr. Sep--Oct.

* Alpine meadows; 3000--3600 m. NW Yunnan

1 Lateral lobes of lower corolla lip rounded, not emarginate   334a var. tricolor
+ All 3 lobes of lower corolla lip emarginate   334b var. aequiretusa

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